Rome, 1956

In 1956 Chiara went for the first time to the Holy Land to visit a person who was living a difficult moment. But, totally unexpected was her encounter with Jesus, the man-God.

The perforated stone

From the very blue coast of the Beirut gulf I was contemplating the city which had recently been shaken by the earthquake. It is close to hills covered with thousands of little houses. We were continuing our flight towards the sea, we were ascending and soon we would be able to face the first mountains of Palestine again. At that moment, I didn’t think that Jerusalem and the Holy Places would have made such an impact on my soul. (...)

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